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    #1

    Proper grammar

    You opened this piece, why?

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    #2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bntjoyce10 View Post
    You opened this piece, why?
    Good evening, welcome to the forum.

    I'm afraid I don't understand your question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Good evening, welcome to the forum.

    I'm afraid I don't understand your question.
    Actually, i was writing a line for pamphlet and the question was designed to find out why the person looking at the pamphlet opened up the pamphet. So,i was trying to figure out the proper way to write tge folliwing:

    You opened this, why?
    Or
    you opened this; why?


    You opened this. Why?

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    #4

    Re: Proper grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Bntjoyce10 View Post
    Actually, i was writing a line for pamphlet and the question was designed to find out why the person looking at the pamphlet opened up the pamphet. So,i was trying to figure out the proper way to write tge folliwing:

    You opened this, why?
    Or
    you opened this; why?


    You opened this. Why?
    The last is the best. The first is wrong.

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    #5

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    The last one.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: Proper grammar

    Although this could be pronounced differently. "You opened this why?"; "You opened this when?"
    "You escaped how?"; "You sent it where?"

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    #7

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    Ok. Thanks. Is it grammatically correct to write this as well?

    You opened this why?

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    #8

    Re: Proper grammar

    No offence but according to your profile you are a native English speaker, based in the USA, and you are an academic. If you opened a leaflet and saw "You opened this why?", what would you think about it?

    Also, as a native speaker, it's important to make sure that the learners on this forum see correct written English from you. In post #3, you have missed a space after a comma and failed to capitalise the word "I". The learners here will assume that a post written by a native speaker is written correctly, so please double-check your posts are correct before submitting them. It makes life for all of us here much easier!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: Proper grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Bntjoyce10 View Post
    Ok. Thanks. Is it grammatically correct to write this as well?

    You opened this why?
    It doesn't work for me.

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    #10

    Re: Proper grammar

    NOT A TEACHER


    Hello, Britjoyce:


    I probably have not understood your question correctly, but would it not be better and more natural to ask:

    Why did you decide to read this pamphlet?





    HAVE A NICE DAY!

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